21 minutes of NieR: Automata gameplay, PS4 Pro first look, two collaborations announced

2B and 9S take a stroll through the base.

Square Enix and Dengeki hosted a NieR: Automata live stream today where it showcased 21 minutes of new footage from the upcoming action RPG, as well as shared a first look at the game on PlayStation 4 Pro and announced new collaborations and related goods.

Get the information below.

PlayStation 4 Pro

NieR: Automata runs at 1600×900 resolution on PlayStation 4 and 1920×1080 resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro.

NieR: Automata

PlayStation 4 Pro adds motion blur, and increases the smoothness and refreshing feeling of the action.

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PlayStation 4 Pro also has a richer expression of the atmosphere, from the sunlight filtering through the trees to the dust drifting about the air. Each line of light is drawn more sharply.

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The shadows on PlayStation 4 Pro are finer detailed.

Engine Blade Weapon Story

The “Engine Blade,” which will appear in the game from Final Fantasy XV as part of a collaboration, will have a Weapon Story.


NieR: Automata will have collaborations with both Phantasy Star Online 2 and Monster Hunter Frontier Z.

NieR: Automata

Equipment from NieR: Automata will appear in Phantasy Star Online 2.

NieR: Automata

Weapons and armor from NieR: Automata will appear in Monster Hunter Frontier Z, and there may even be an original collaboration quest.

Details about both collaborations will be announced at a later date.


Finally, Square Enix announced it will release a “Visual Guide” for the game on February 23 in Japan, the same day the game launches, and Kadokawa Books will release a “Creation Materials Collection & Perfect Walkthrough Book” in late March.

NieR: Automata will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 23, in North America on March 7, and in Europe on March 10. A PC release is due out in 2017. A PlayStation 4 demo is due out worldwide on December 22.

Watch the footage below (11:20 to 15:11, 16:50 to 21:24, 28:19 to 40:48).

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